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Local council quadrants

The New Forest National Park Authority and the local parish or town councils that are wholly or partly within the National Park maintain an informal dialogue with regular meetings based on quadrants.

Who attends

Each local council sends one or two representatives (depending on the proportion of their Local Council which is within the National Park) to meetings which take place within that quadrant four or five times a year.

Officers from the National Park Authority attend and sometimes other invited guests.

How quadrants are organised

We send out a call for agenda items well before the meeting via parish and town clerks.

The bridge between the NPA and local councils is the Chair of each quadrant. This is an elected local councillor who is then elected by the constituent local councils as an NPA Board member.

** Quadrant chairs are currently being elected following the local elections in May 2023 with an announcement due on 28 June 2023.

The quadrants are made up of the following local councils:

North West
  • Breamore
  • Ellingham, Harbridge and Ibsley
  • Fordingbridge
  • Godshill
  • Hale
  • Hyde
  • Redlynch
  • Whiteparish
  • Woodgreen
North East
  • Ashurst and Colbury
  • Bramshaw
  • Copythorne
  • Landford
  • Melchett Park and Plaitford
  • Minstead
  • Netley Marsh
  • Totton and Eling
  • Wellow
South West
  • Bransgore
  • Brockenhurst
  • Burley
  • Hordle
  • Lymington and Pennington
  • Milford on Sea
  • New Milton
  • Ringwood
  • Sopley
  • Sway
South East
  • Beaulieu
  • Boldre
  • Denny Lodge
  • East Boldre
  • Exbury and Lepe
  • Fawley
  • Hythe and Dibden
  • Lyndhurst
  • Marchwood

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